While other children play soccer or video games, Campbell “Bumble” Remess hunches over a sewing machine, crafting stuffed animals.
“I just like coming home and sewing,” said Remess in a video by Feed SBS about his toy making, which has been viewed 29 million times on FacebookEven when mom Sonya “Son” Whittaker encourages him to do something else, Remess “sneaks” back to make more stuffed animals.
“If Campbell could be on that sewing machine 24/7, he would. It’s ‘Campbell, go and play your Xbox.’ ‘Campbell come and watch a movie,’” she said in the video.
“He’s just not a normal kid. Not every 12 year old would want to do that.”
Over the past three years, Remess has made more than 800 plush toys, many of which he personally delivers to sick children at the local hospital.
“I literally shake with emotion — it’s an incredible thing to witness,” Whittaker told TODAY via email. “One small idea, one small gesture can make huge impacts.”
Remess, who lives in Hobart, Tasmania, was 9 he asked his parents if he could buy Christmas gifts for sick children. He wanted to do something to brighten their spirits. His parents said no; Remess is one of nine children and it’s hard enough buying for their brood.
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